Today we looked at factoring trinomials in the form *ax*^{2} + *bx* + *c* where a does not equal 1

There are many methods to factor this type of trinomial. The method we learned in class is called factoring by grouping. Here is a video:

Homework; Pg. 234 #6, 7, 15, 18, 19

Text Section 5.3

There are lots of other method and “tricks” to factor this type of trinomiaL. Check out these other videos if you’re looking for a different way to approach these problems:

Video 1 – fast method

Video 2 – X-BOX method

Video 3 – Berry Method

Have you found any other methods? Let me know in the comments…

## About Mrs. Dildy

I am a math and science teacher in the Saanich school district.